I attended the Decade Golf seminar last week in hopes that I might obtain some insights to help my students with their games. This program uses statistical analysis in helping players with their course management skills. Decade Golf has been used to great advantage by college teams, many Korn Ferry and PGA Tour players.
The card above was handed out to all attendees.
This card is supposed to help a player with the math to be used to determine exactly where he or she should aim in respect to the pin. One of the basic premises with this system is that a player's shot pattern resembles a shotgun blast rather than a rifle shot. This shot pattern should in turn be centered over the ideal shot target. The ideal target is seldom the pin itself.
Here are some of the takeaways from the card:
*The red number on the card is the number of yards a tour player should aim from the edge of the pin side of the green. That number can change as much as 3 yards more based on where the trouble is in relation to the green. (These are the numbers around the green in the bottom right of the card.)
*A tour player averages over 3 shots to get the ball into the hole once the distance is over 160 yards.
*Driving into the rough costs .25 shots per hole. This system only works on shots from the fairway because of this dynamic.
*The ideal target for a tour player is seldom the pin. This system gives a precise mathematical formula for where a player should aggressively play to.
One of the things that was interesting is that it was found out that college teams that played without flags averaged 1.5 strokes lower by aiming at the center of the green rather than the flags.
I would be happy to explain to you in person how this system can benefit you based on your game.